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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bubble  \Bub"ble\,  n.  [Cf.  D.  bobbel,  Dan.  boble,  Sw  bubbla.  Cf 
  {Blob},  n.] 
  1.  A  thin  film  of  liquid  inflated  with  air  or  gas;  as  a  soap 
  bubble;  bubbles  on  the  surface  of  a  river. 
 
  Beads  of  sweat  have  stood  upon  thy  brow,  Like 
  bubbles  in  a  late  disturbed  stream.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  small  quantity  of  air  or  gas  within  a  liquid  body;  as 
  bubbles  rising  in  champagne  or  a["e]rated  waters. 
 
  3.  A  globule  of  air,  or  globular  vacuum,  in  a  transparent 
  solid;  as  bubbles  in  window  glass,  or  in  a  lens. 
 
  4.  A  small  hollow,  floating  bead  or  globe,  formerly  used  for 
  testing  the  strength  of  spirits. 
 
  5.  The  globule  of  air  in  the  spirit  tube  of  a  level. 
 
  6.  Anything  that  wants  firmness  or  solidity;  that  which  is 
  more  specious  than  real;  a  false  show  a  cheat  or  fraud;  a 
  delusive  scheme;  an  empty  project;  a  dishonest 
  speculation;  as  the  South  Sea  bubble. 
 
  Then  a  soldier  .  .  .  Seeking  the  bubble  reputation 
  Even  in  the  cannon's  mouth.  --Shak. 
 
  7.  A  person  deceived  by  an  empty  project;  a  gull.  [Obs.] 
  ``Ganny's  a  cheat,  and  I'm  a  bubble.''  --Prior. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bubble  \Bub"ble\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bubbled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bubbling}.]  [Cf.  D.  bobbelen  Dan.  boble.  See  {Bubble},  n.] 
  1.  To  rise  in  bubbles,  as  liquids  when  boiling  or  agitated; 
  to  contain  bubbles. 
 
  The  milk  that  bubbled  in  the  pail.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  run  with  a  gurgling  noise,  as  if  forming  bubbles;  as  a 
  bubbling  stream.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  To  sing  with  a  gurgling  or  warbling  sound. 
 
  At  mine  ear  Bubbled  the  nightingale  and  heeded  not 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bubble 
  n  :  a  hollow  globule  of  gas  (e.g.,  air  or  carbon  dioxide) 
  v  1:  form  produce,  or  emit  bubbles,  as  of  liquids  or  gases;  "The 
  soup  was  bubbling" 
  2:  make  a  babbling,  gurgling  sound,  as  of  water;  "babbling 
  brooks"  [syn:  {ripple},  {babble},  {guggle},  {burble},  {gurgle}] 
  3:  expel  gas  from  the  stomach;  "In  China  it  is  polite  to  burp 
  at  the  table"  [syn:  {burp},  {belch},  {eruct}] 




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